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Expect 30-minute delays (or longer) on I-15 in Sandy this weekend

Oct 30, 2020, 10:05 AM | Updated: 10:09 am
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FILE -- Ames Construction crews work on a new bridge over 9000 South that will be part of the northbound I-15 collector/distributor system in Sandy on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The collector/distributor will run parallel to northbound I-15 between 9400 South and the I-215 interchange and will improve access to I-215 and 7200 South. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SANDY, Utah — Officials with the Utah Department of Transportation say watch out for possible 30-minute delays along I-15 through Sandy this weekend.

Officials say plan ahead to avoid delays

Additional road work will be happening as part of the I-15 Northbound Project. According to UDOT officials, some lane closures are going into effect Saturday evening at 9 P.M. and will last until Monday morning at 5 A.M.
 
In fact, they say don’t be surprised if this specific project lasts for a couple more weekends. The lane closures are necessary so crews can work on a bridge at 10000 South (Sego Lily Drive).

The larger I-15 Northbound Project is looking to widen the interstate in order to add a new travel lane from Bangerter Highway to 9400 South. It also is looking to construct a collector-distributor system from 9400 South to I-215. 
 
Officials say the new collector/distributor system is pretty similar to the one between 900 South and 2100 South in Salt Lake City. That specific system has a three-lane freeway section separated from the I-15 travel lanes by a concrete barrier.

Something to look forward too

The purpose is to reduce heavy congestion in that area of I-15 in Sandy, which is currently caused by vehicles maneuvering to cross lanes to enter and exit the freeway in the area.
 
Most of the new northbound lane, in addition to the collector-distributor system, is scheduled to open later this year. The overall project should wrap-up sometime next summer. Officials have indicated that the project is expected to reduce crashes in the area by nearly 40% and will hopefully reduce northbound travel times by 50%.

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Expect 30-minute delays (or longer) on I-15 in Sandy this weekend